OUR FOUNDER

OUR STORY

WE BELIEVE YOUR HOME SHOULD ILLUMINATE YOUR ESSENCE. LET US LIGHT THE WAY.

I grew up in Safi and Marrakesh, one a sun-drenched coastal town in Morocco, and the other a bustling city, near the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. I drew from both, cultivating my artistic passion for marrying textures, forms, and colorful patterns. Morocco truly inspires all who know her.

Readying myself for this amazing home décor adventure — a small but bright light in my mind at the time — I moved to the U.S. in 2003. After completing my college degree in Design, I sought informative positions in product design and production. Incredibly, I had the honor of working with the legendary Michael Graves, and that light in my mind grew bigger and brighter. When it shone blindingly bright like the Moroccan sun, I knew it was time to honor my heritage and artistic vision by creating Dounia Home, a bold design aesthetic that gives character to our homes. With this intention, Dounia Home sold its first lighting piece in 2015. Today, our mission to produce innovative, high-quality lighting sustains a community of Moroccan artisans and preserves the traditional metalworking handicraft. I hope you find joy in our lighting, as much joy as we take in creating these stunning sconces, pendants, and chandeliers for you.


DOUNIA TAMRI-LOEPER
CHIEF OF INSPIRATION,
FOUNDER & CEO DOUNIA HOME

AUTHENTICITY

Committed to aesthetic authenticity, we focus on designing, developing, and making all our products in the heart of Marrakech. Each piece is meticulously hand-crafted by artisans, using traditional metalworking techniques passed down through generations. We welcome new thoughts and new skills by exploring the boundaries of the craft.

“WE ARE CREATING LIGHTING THAT’S NOT ONLY INNOVATIVE BUT IT ALSO AUTHENTIC, USING TIME-HONORED TECHNIQUES AND DESIGNED INSPIRED BY 7TH-CENTURY MOROCCAN ARCHITECTURE.”

CRAFTSMANSHIP

We specialize in revitalizing ancient metal working techniques that are indigenous to Morocco. Our Master Artisans infuse each piece with hand etched designs giving each fixture a personal touch. Dounia Home helps grow ancient metal working techniques and help preserve the knowledge.

ETHICS

We pay our master artisans a premium. We provide reasonable, reliable work hours, and provide opportunities for growth. We operate ethically, and transparently, in every aspect of our business. We honor and empower artisans creatively, economically, and culturally through a collaborative business model that showcases, preserves, and supports traditional art forms.

DOUNIA TAMRI-LOEPER
FOUNDER & CEO of DOUNIA HOME®

I grew up in Safi and Marrakesh, one a sun-drenched coastal town in Morocco, and the other a bustling city, near the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. In Safi, I was surrounded by 15th-century fortresses and winding streets united with small shops displaying dazzling pottery and intricate metalwork. Marrakesh exploded with cultures, textiles, and music. I drew from both, cultivating my artistic passion for marrying textures, forms, and colorful patterns. Morocco truly inspires all who know her.

Readying myself for this amazing home décor adventure—a small but bright light in my mind at the time—I moved to the U.S. in 2003. After completing my college degree in Design, I sought informative positions in product design and production. Incredibly, I had the honor of working with the legendary Michael Graves, and that light in my mind grew bigger and brighter. When it shone blindingly bright like the Moroccan sun, I knew it was time to honor my heritage and artistic vision by creating Dounia Home, a bold design aesthetic that gives character to our homes. With this intention, Dounia Home® sold its first lighting fixture in 2015. Today, our mission to produce innovative, high-quality lighting sustains a community of Moroccan artisans and preserves the traditional metalworking handicraft. I hope you find joy in our lighting, as much joy as we take in creating these stunning light fixtures for you.



After moving to the U.S. in 2003 and continuing my education in Art. I earned a B.S. in Design from Drexel University. I was fortunate to join the Michael Graves Architecture and Design firm as a senior designer. Where I had the honor of working closely with the legendary Michael Graves himself for almost 5 years. In 2015, I decided to pursue my dream and start my own line of products, for the well travelled home under the Dounia Home brand. 

In February, 2016 Dounia Home Launched at the NY NOW winter market with 4 designs and one finish. However things accelerated quickly, Dounia Home was featured in Blogs and Magazines and sales from around the world started coming. Our brand was very well received and before we knew it we had 3 collections on the way, offering over 20 designs, 8 sizes and four metal finishes.

INNOVATION

Here, at Dounia Home, we contribute new and innovative lighting to today’s forward-thinking home dwellers, architects, and designers. We ensure our products are made from sustainable, high-quality materials, and incorporate the most eco-friendly components. We regularly introduce fresh, new designs to our collection--exciting lighting options in an array of metal finishes for living spaces, kitchens, offices, and transitional areas.

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DESIGNERS // TRADE
Email us if you are specifying our products for your projects, we have full custom capabilities. 
trade@douniahome.com


RETAILERS // WHOLESALE
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bulk@douniahome.com


PRESS // GENERAL INFO
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or if you would like to feature us in your publication or blog.
info@douniahome.com